We support youth-led mobilization towards inclusion and racial justice through creativity, the arts and innovation initiatives.

The Foundation Michaëlle Jean Foundation, through its actions, employs the power of the arts as tools for social change ‒ to speak out, address sensitive issues and realities, break isolation, and even save lives.

We work in collaboration with civil-society groups, youth-led organizations, government, and corporate leaders to convene and amplify youth-focused arts, justice, and entrepreneurship initiatives with a specific focus on marginalized and excluded young people.

We believe in active citizenship sharing in the responsibility of shaping and defining our society as individuals, companies, and organizations.

Innovation and creativity in unlocking human potential is the prerequisite for innovation.

Dialogue, collaboration, and inclusion where each individual can engage and call for a collective response to the issues and challenges we face.

Social and collective responsibility as we are ethically accountable for making decisions that will benefit all.


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Non classé | April 24, 2024

135 days before the Summit – The Executive Committee of the City of Montreal approved a support of $55,000

This Wednesday, April 24, 2024, the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal approved support for the 4th National Black Canadians Summit. In her speech, Mrs. Gracia Kasoki Katahwa, Mayor […]

Summits | April 8, 2024

150 days before the Summit – Evaluation completed

Scheduled for September 6, 7 and 8, 2024 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, the National Black Canadians Summit is THE MUST ATTEND event of the year.  Context  Aligned […]

Summits | March 1, 2024

200 Days before the Summit – Discover the 2024 brand identity 

For the 4th National Black Canadians Summit in the province of Québec, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation is thinking big by collaborating with Montreal’s creative community to develop an ambitious and creative brand identity. […]

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Inspired youth across Canada

Hear from youth invested in social impact.

People from my community can now see that if you seek to excel in life, success will find you. That is the power of art.
Freddy King
Bursary, Remix Project, Toronto
I have gained a lot of insight as to what constitutes a business. My business now has a model and a structure that gives clarity as to what direction I should take.
Ahmed Mohamud
Bursary, Young Arts Entrepreneur, Edmonton
There are so many Indian Residential School survivors who are still ashamed. With this project, they now feel honoured.
Savannah Simon
Power of Arts, Ottawa

Opportunities for youth leadership and social impact through art

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